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Eco-Label

A label attached to a consumer good indicating that it is energy efficient, was produced sustainably, or is otherwise environmentally friendly. Different jurisdictions have different rules governing what products may qualify for eco-labels. Some countries and industries have voluntary schemes with standards set by professional bodies, while others use mandatory, government-issued labels.
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In the tourism sector, the Austrian Ecolabel stands for consistent sustainable operation in some 389 excellent hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and shelters.
FRANCESCA LIPSCOMBE IS GENERAL MANAGER OF THE NEW ZEALAND ECOLABELLING TRUST, WHICH ADMINISTERS THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE NEW ZEALAND ECOLABEL, THE ONLY TYPE 1 ECOLABEL IN NEW ZEALAND.
Our ecolabel and certification program recognizes and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.
The Nordic Ecolabel is a recognized environmental labeling program that contributes to sustainable consumption and helps consumers identify environmentally friendly products.
But according to the Ecolabel Index, there are now 458 different ecolabels on the market -109 for apparel and textiles alone.
Since the consumption of water and the related energy to heat the water contribute significantly to the overall environmental impacts of households and non-domestic premises, the European Commission considers it appropriate to establish EU ecolabel criteria for the product group of sanitary tapware.
In order to be eligible for the Nordic and EU Ecolabel, ingredient formulations for each individual cleaning product group must fulfill certain criteria regarding safety toward health or the environment; for example, bans or limits certain hazardous substances, aquatic toxicity or biodegradability.
The ecological criteria required to receive the EU Ecolabel for all-purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners are published in the Commission Decision 2011/383/EU.
Yoghurts, cheese and processed fish could soon carry a new environmental logo if plans to extend the EU's Ecolabel to food come to fruition.
The Programme also provides assistance for one hundred of industrial and tourist companies to help them obtain the Tunisian Ecolabel.
29 October 2009 - Swedish food retailer Axfood AB (STO: AXFO) said Thursday that its Willys retail chain will apply to ecolabel its 150 stores with the Bra Miljoval (Good Environmental Choice) label of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC).
What"s more, the new design clarifies that the MSC ecolabel indicates independent, third-party verification that the product comes from a sustainable fishery, which has been shown to add value by benefitting MSC partners" sustainability credentials.